Published in the Huffington Post, August 2018
Following the recent buyout on Ulva, a look at how more and more communities in Scotland are taking on centuries of history and fighting for land reform.
Published in Granta, February 2016
How the community of Fairbourne is coping with the news that the council will no longer defend them from rising sea-levels in 40 years time
Published in Lacuna, February 2016
The growing movement for climate justice at COP21, as activists struggle to find space to demonstrate in a city under a state of emergency.
Published in Lacuna, November/ December 2015
An in depth account, published over three parts, looking at my 200 mile walk across Scotland, trying to uncover the history of the wolf and what it's future might be.
Published in the BBC News Magazine, October 2015
In 2014 I walked 200 miles across the Highlands to see how people would feel about a reintroduction of the wolf. This story is a result of that journey.
Published in Lacuna, September 2015
In discussion with Lois Weaver about her alter ego Tammy WhyNot, looking at how she breaks down the taboo of sex in later life through her performances.
Published in the BBC News Magazine, June 2015
Examining the reasons for the all pervading silence surrounding sex and old age, and discussing some of the problems the taboo could be perpetuating.
Published in The Land, Summer 2015
A look at the history of those who have lived and worked on the canals of Britain, and why that lifestyle is looking increasingly precarious.
Published in QX, June 2015
Why is there still a taboo around sex and ageing? In the role of her alter ego Tammy WhyNot, Lois Weaver's new show uncovers uncomfortable truths.
Published in Narratively, May 2015
As part of the Narratively Off-Grid series, a look at living on the waterways of London, and the growing pressures we are under.
Published in CityMetric, April 2015
Oslo has joined the dozens of other cities pledging to divest their holdings in the fossil fuel industry.
Published in Third Way, March 2015
The Prior in charge of Britain's most unlikely novitiates
Published in Narratively, March 2015
It takes four hours to fly the 3,500 miles from England to Istanbul. It took me 247 days to walk.
Published in CityMetric, March 2015
More and more Londoners are living on boats, but their lifestyle is under threat.
Published in Arena, February/ March 2015
The legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years on.
Published in The Land, January 2015
Does hitchhiking have a place in modern Britain?
Published in Lacuna, January 2015
An interview with the Indian activist Rajagopal.
Published in Resurgence, November/ December 2014
Looking at the growing number of faith groups that are divesting from fossil fuels.
Published in Dark Mountain, October 2014
Chris McCandless and the Alaskan wilderness are more complicated than they seem.
Speaking to 21st Century Permaculture, October 2014
Talking about the reintroduction of wolves into Scotland.
Published in The Atlantic, September 2014
Alaska’s modern gold rush. The latest in a long line of the state’s booms, and its subsequent, inevitable, busts.
Published in Lacuna, September 2014
Peak oil and peak whale in America’s oldest settlement: Point Hope, Alaska.
Published in The Guardian, July 2014
My search for the last wolf in Great Britain.
Published in The Atlantic, June 2014
Twenty-three Alaskan tribesmen broke the law when they overfished King Salmon, but they claim their faith gave them no other choice.
Published in Third Way, January 2014
Ann Sieben, the Winter Pilgrim, has taken more than twenty million steps in her epic journeys across the globe. This article looks at her motivations.
Published in Positive News, January 2014
An interview with Bill McKibben about 350.org’s fossil fuel divestment campaign.
Published in Resurgence, November 2012
A walk across Dartmoor following the newly opened Long Distance Footpath.
Published in New Internationalist, July 2012
A look at the Belgian organisation Oikoten, who take young offenders out of prison and offer them freedom if they complete the four month walk to Santiago de Compostela.
Giving Power To Strangers
TEDxLSE, 17th March 2012
Some reflections on the hospitality I received on an eight month walk to Istanbul.
Published in Resurgence, November 2011
What pilgrimage can teach us about the importance of the return.
Published in Third Way, November 2011
By Nick Hayes
Published in Third Way, October 2011
Looking at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar trial in 2010, and suggesting that direct action needs to think more carefully about the stories that it tells.
Published in The Ecologist, September 2011
With petrol prices on the rise, as well as youth unemployment, and an urgent need to cut carbon emissions, why aren’t more people hitchhiking?
Published in Third Way, July 2011
Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino
Published in The Guardian, May 2011
Looking at the hospitality encountered on a walk from England to Istanbul.
Published in Positive News, May 2011
Walking 3,500 miles from England to Istanbul in 2010.
Published in Third Way, April 2011
Discussing the role that walking and pilgrimage can play in restoring ecological values.
Published in Resurgence, March 2009
The direct action movement in the UK, and some of the core values that drive it.